WHAT IS IT? 7602 Racing makes KTM and Husqvarna
brake tips that are not only more aggressive but are
adjustable in length and tooth height.
WHAT’S IT COST? $34.95 (2004-2016 models), $39.95
CONTACT? (719) 274-0606 or www.7602racing.com.
WHAT STANDS OUT? Here’s a list of things that stand
out with the 7602 Racing adjustable KTM brake tip.
(1) Idea. With so many riders switching from the “Big
Four” to KTM or Husqvarna motorcycles, they sometimes
complain about the Austrian brake pedals being tucked in
too much or the length being too short. KTM addressed
this problem with the 2017 models by increasing the
length of the brake pedal by 10mm. But, the brake pedal
tip could still be larger and the teeth sharper. This is where
7602 Racing comes into the picture. The men at 7602
Racing specialize in CNC-machining KTM accessories (and
by osmosis Husqvarna parts). They quickly realized back
in 2012 that KTM’s stamped-steel brake tip was removable,
which meant that they could build a 7075 aluminum brake
tip that would slip right onto the stock KTM mounting
holes, have more aggressive teeth and be adjustable across
a 1/2-inch range. In essence, 7602 Racing extended the
KTM brake pedal by 10mm five years before KTM did.
( 2) Fitment. 7602 Racing makes a 7075 aluminum
brake pedal tip that fits all KTMs from 2004 to 2016. It has
sharp teeth; features positive-draft mud ports; is available
in blue, black or orange; and can be adjusted to three
different lengths. MXA’s focus was on 7602 Racing’s new
2017–2018 KTM/Husqvarna brake tip. It differs from the
2016 brake pedal tip in that its bolt holes are angled to fit
the 2017–2018 KTM brake pedal. It is available in orange,
blue or black and has stainless steel cleats that can be
threaded into the brake tip at whatever height you prefer.
The stainless steel cleats offer superb brake pedal grip.
Best of all, test riders were able to choose the degree of
aggressiveness they wanted by screwing the cleats in so
that more or less of them extended out of the aluminum.
( 3) Performance. The MXA test riders already knew
that the 7602 Racing brake tip was a great addition to
pre-2017 KTMs, but since KTM had lengthened its brake
pedal for 2017 and up, we were unsure if it would be as
effective on the late-model machines. Amazingly, we liked
it. It made it easier to use the brake pedal, even if you
didn’t get all of your foot on the pedal. It was much more
effective in muddy conditions than the stock pedal. Best of
all, the larger size of the brake tip made it easier for riders
coming off of Hondas, Yamahas, Suzukis or Kawasakis to
find the tucked-in KTM brake pedal.
WHAT’S THE SQUAWK? It is important to remember
that if you run the stainless steel teeth up high, you will
need to lower the brake pedal to compensate. Additionally,
you must Loctite the stainless steel teeth into the pedal
tip. An Allen wrench is included, along with a couple of
extra stainless steel cleats. Luckily, if the Allen slot clog
with mud or wear out, you can remove the old cleats with
vise grips and put new tips in.
It’s rare that you find an under-$40 product
7602 RACING ADJUSTABLE KTM BRAKE TIP
that does more than add anodized bling. The
7602 Racing brake pedal tip improves KTM/
Husky brakes—and adds bling as a bonus.
MXA TEAM TESTED